SAHL HASHEESH-A GEM OF THE RED SEA RIVIERA 

A beautifull Sahl Hasheesh promenade is located by the sea.

Sahl Hasheesh is a Red Sea resort town in Egypt only 18 kilometres (11 miles) away from Hurghada International Airport. The resort town is a perfect holiday destination for the ones who want to peace, relaxation and discover the beauty of the Red Sea. Here is all you need to know about Sahl Hasheesh.

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TABLE OF CONTENT

  • General information about Sahl Hasheesh Egypt
  • Things to do in & places to see in Sahl Hasheesh Egypt
  • Shopping in Sahl Hasheesh
  • Sahl Hasheesh restaurants & nightlife
  • Where to stay- Hotels in Sahl Hasheesh
  • Sahl Hasheesh weather

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SAHL HASHEESH EGYPT

Sahl Hasheesh has it all; crystal clear waters, pristine sandy beaches, palm trees, silence and atmosphere. What else can you ask for?

When you enter Sahl Hasheesh, you feel like you’ve been transferred to another planet.

It’s an incredibly beautiful resort town. The town is like a small seashore village in the middle of nowhere. It is surrounded by numerous islands and coral reefs, which make it an excellent choice for the ones interested in marine life.

Sahl Hasheesh is very different from the other Red Sea Riviera resorts especially Hurghada.

Compared to lively Hurghada, Sahl Hasheesh is a haven of peace. It’s a gated community, where everything is in order. In fact, you can’t even talk about Sahl Hasheesh and Hurghada at the same time. They are so different from each other.

Old Town Corniche, Sahl Hasheesh Image: Joshfdrake
Old Town Corniche, Sahl Hasheesh Image: Joshfdrake

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Both resorts have their own sides. When Hurghada is a vivid noisy city that never sleeps, Sahl Hasheesh is a quiet and slow resort town.

If you enjoy the silence and want to relax properly Sahl Hasheesh should be your next holiday destination in Egypt.

If you prefer a lively environment with bars, nightclubs and shopping opportunities choose Hurghada and visit Sahl Hasheesh.

It is a place worth seeing. After seeing Sahl Hasheesh, you see what I’m talking about.

Take a private car/taxi, Uber or Careem and visit Sahl Hasheesh. You won’t regret it.

When I visited Sahl Hasheesh for the first time, I was totally blown away for its beauty. I seriously fell in love with the beauty of the city.

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Sahl Hasheesh Arrivals Piazza. Sahl Hasheesh is one of the most beauttiful places in the Red Sea Riviera.
Sahl Hasheesh Arrivals Piazza. Sahl Hasheesh is one of the most beautiful places in the Red Sea Riviera.

NEXT: THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO SEE IN SAHL HASHEESH

THINGS TO DO IN & PLACES TO SEE IN SAHL HASHEESH EGYPT

Sahl Hasheesh has the best beaches in the Red Sea Riviera. Even people from Hurghada visit Sahl Hasheesh, because of it’s amazing beaches. A day at the beach is not free; At the moment it cost 300 Egyptian pounds to enter Sailor’s Beach Club.

Sahl Hasheesh has a lot to offer for the ones interested in Scuba Diving and other water-related activities.

From Sahl Hasheesh you find world-famous scuba-diving sports and diving centres.

It has very good beachfront snorkelling spots. In the picture below you see the Sunken City, which is an excellent area for snorkelling.

Sahl Hasheesh sunken city & pier from above.
The Sahl Hasheesh Bay. Image: Joshfdrake

SAHL HASHEESH SUNKEN CITY

The Sunken City is made for snorkelling. It has been built to remind old pharaonic city ruins. The city ruins attract both fishes and chorals, so there are lots to see. You can even see the sunken city from the pier (picture above).

THE OLD PIER

The pier that extends over 400 meters over the sea, is a must-see and experience in Sahl Hasheesh (picture above).

SAHL HASHEESH PROMENADE

In Sahl Hasheesh you can take a long walk in 14 kilometres (8 miles) long beachfront promenade. If you want to do something more special, there are golf carts to hire. Renting the golf carts is a quite expensive thing to do, but for sure it’s also fun!

Sahl Hasheesh Egypt. Golf carts in the old Sahl Hasheesh old town.
Sahl Hasheesh Egypt. Golf carts in the old Sahl Hasheesh old town.

OLD TOWN

The Old town is called the old town, but off course it’s not old. The Old town has a beautiful unique architecture that you can’t see anywhere else. Most of the restaurants, bars & shops are located in the Old Town.

ARRIVAL PIAZZA

One of the most beautiful places in Sahl Hasheesh is definitely Arrival Piazza. The piazza is located in the Old Town Sahl Hasheesh and looks amazing. Especially, in the evenings, when it is lightened. For sure it’s one of the most photographed places in Sahl Hasheesh Egypt.

Arrival Piazza Sahl Hasheesh Egypt is one of the most beautiful piazzas.
Arrival Piazza Sahl Hasheesh Egypt is one of the most beautiful piazzas.

SAHL HASHEESH NEW MARINA

New Marina hasn’t been built yet, but it’s coming someday in the future.

HORSEBACK RIDING

More information:  https://www.facebook.com/hurghadahorse/

NEXT: SHOPPING IN SAHL HASHEESH

SHOPPING IN SAHL HASHEESH

Sahl Hasheesh is a resort with very poor shopping facilities. For shopping, you must leave Sahl Hasheesh. The closest place to shop is Senzo mall,  which is only five kilometres away from Sahl Hasheesh.

SENZO MALL is one of the biggest shopping centres in Hurghada surroundings. From Senzo mall you’ll find shops with fixed prices and Spinneys the biggest supermarket in Hurghada.

For souvenir and more local shopping visit Hurghada. Read here more about the shopping facilities in Hurghada.


Shopping facilities in Sahl Hasheesh are not very good.
Fruit market shop in Old Town Sahl Hasheesh Egypt.

SAHL HASHEESH NIGHTLIFE & RESTAURANTS

Sahl Hasheesh isn’t famous for its nightlife. The ones looking for active nightlife with nightclubs and bar is better to head to Hurghada or El Gouna.

Most of the restaurants in Sahl Hasheesh are located inside the hotels. Mexican & Italian Restaurants in Tropitel hotel for example.

BUS STOP SAHL HASHEESH

The “nightlife” in Sahl Hasheesh is concentrated on hotels. Luckily, there is a bar called Bus stop that offers live music and entertainment for tourists and residents in Sahl Hasheesh. Bus stop is located in the old town.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/busstopsahlhasheesh/

If you stay in Sahl Hasheesh you can always order a private car (taxi), uber or careem to drive you to Hurghada and back. Hurghada Marina is an excellent choice for evening walk and dinner.

NEXT: SAHL HASHEESH HOTELS

WHERE TO STAY IN SAHL HASHEESH -SAHL HASHEESH HOTELS

When Hurghada has hundreds of hotels to choose from, Sahl Hasheesh hotels can be counted with two hands fingers.

The hotels in Sahl Hasheesh are luxurious, with luxury prices. Like El Gouna, Sahl Hasheesh isn’t the best choice for budget travellers. If you are on a budget, choose Hurghada.

Here is a list of six popular hotels in Sahl Hasheesh, with important facilities.

The Oberoi Beach Resort Sahl Hasheesh *****

The Pergola Restaurant in Oberoi Beach Resort Sahl Hasheesh.

Check all the pictures from the hotel website and be amazed:

https://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-sahl-hasheesh/

Facilities:

  • Spa with steam rooms
  • Outdoor pool with an amazing view
  • Beachfront-Private beach
  • Free wi-fi in the suites
  • 3 restaurants & bar, including authentic Indian restaurant.

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Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa *****

A hotel in the heart of Sahl Hasheesh only for adults or children over 16 years old.

http://www.plereve.com/

Facilities:

  • Beachfront
  • Coral reefs in the front of the hotel beach
  • Four pools
  • Free WIFI in the lobby & rooms
  • Spa & Gym
  • Disabled rooms available

Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh ****

Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh has a huge swimming pool.
Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh has a huge swimming pool.

Tropitel Sahl Hasheesh is a beautiful resort with almost 600 hotel rooms. There are rooms from Family rooms to deluxe ones. The hotel has also a small shopping area.

More information: http://sahlhasheesh.tropitelhotels.com/sahl-home

Facilities:

  • Bars & Restaurants including Italian  & Mexican restaurant
  • 3 Pools
  • Children’s pool (heated in the winter)
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Private beach
  • Coral reefs in the front of the hotel beach
  • Spa
  • Diving Center
  • Health club (gym)
  • Kids club, playroom & playground

Sunrise Romance Resort Sahl Hasheesh*****

Sunrise Romance Resort Sahl Hasheesh is a hotel for adults only.

More information:

https://www.sunrise-resorts.com/Home/HURGHADA/SUNRISE_Grand_Select_Romance_Sahl_Hasheesh_Resort

Facilities:

  • Free wi-fi in the lobby & rooms
  • 6 restaurants & bars including Italian & Chinese restaurant.
  • Shuttle service to Hurghada
  • Spa & fitness center

Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh*****

Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh looks amazing in the evening.
Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh looks amazing in the evening.

Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh is the newest hotels in the area. The hotel has won Trip advisors’ travellers choice award in 2019.

More info and pictures:

http://www.baronhotels.com/HotelOverview.aspx?HotelId=4&LangId=1

Facilities:

  • Pools (heated in the winter)
  • Free wi-fi
  • Beachfront-private beach
  • Spa & fitness center
  • 7 a la carte Restaurants; Egyptian, Italian, Mexican, Asian, BBQ, Sushi bar & Teppanyaki
  • Kids Club
  • Bar

Albatros Citadel Resort-Sahl Hasheesh*****

Albatros citadel resort is a hotel for all the family with 3 man-made sea lagoons .
Albatros citadel resort is a hotel for all the family with 3 man-made sea lagoons.

More information:

  • 1,6 km long private beach
  • 3 sea lagoons
  • pool
  • Health club & gym
  • Spa
  • Free wifi in a lobby
  • Kids playing area & club
  • Restaurants & bars
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SAHL HASHEESH WEATHER AND TEMPERATURES

The weather in Sahl Hasheesh is very similar to Hurghada weather. Summers are extremely hot (+40) and winters warm. Raining is rare and it’s never seriously cold.

The coldest time of the year is winter. From the beginning of December till the end of February, the daily temperature is around 20-25 celsius degrees. Evening temperatures may drop until 12 Celsius degrees, so it’s better to pack a light jacket and warm cardigan when travelling during the winter season. 

The best moths to travel Sahl Hasheesh are October-November and March-April.

It’s always a little bit windy in Hurghada and Sahl Hasheesh which makes it a little bit easier to handle the heat in the summer. If you’re travelling to Egypt during the summer, don’t forget to hydrate and add sun lotion regularly.  It’s hot there!

ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY IN EGYPT,

Hanna

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More about Sahl Hasheesh:

Egyptian Streets article from 2014:

Information from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahl_Hasheesh

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